I rewatched Prime and noticed Bumblebee is a pretty bad character. He has no development. Almost no character. He is the only Autobot with no decepticon rival. His human counterpart is uniquely useful more times than him. I don't understand the point of making him unable to speak if everyone on the show can understand him, except Miko and Jack. Even Smokescreen can understand him, why does a young warrior class understand random bleeps? It would make sense if it was presented as a disability and only Prime could understand him. That would lead to development, plus subtitles so the audience can understand him. At the end he becomes important by killing Megatron but there is absolutely zero lead up to this. Smokescreen who had been around only 5 minutes, would have still made more sense. Though neither of them deserved it. It was either Prime or Arcee who should have had the kill. Arcee for being the most developed character who has suffered the most under the decepticons, or Prime because Megatron is his rival. It's like they got a mandate from Hasbro to suddenly make Bumblee important because they wanted to make a sequel where Bumlebee is the star, cause you know all the kids love Bumblebee. I love Prime as a show but Bumblebee was not handled well.